Local dealerships donating $15,000 to non-profit charities

Ford of Kirkland and Hyundai of Kirkland are giving back to the community.  To thank you for making them the #1 Ford and the #1 Hyundai Dealer in Washington, they are holding a challenge to benefit Hopelink or The Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington.  One of these two charities will receive up to $ 15,000.

Here is how the challenge works.  The store that sells the most vehicles combined with the public votes from December 1st to January 3rd will win.  A check will be presented to the winner at Ford Hyundai of Kirkland’s employee celebration at the end of January.

Cast your vote at hyundaiford.com

Hyundai of Kirkland has teamed up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington. This organization provides health and life skills, character and leadership development, education and career development, sports, fitness and recreation to 141,774 kids annually and on average over 10,000 a day with 124 clubs in Washington State.

They also have programs that promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness and a sense of belonging.  When this strategy is fully implemented, self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps boys & girls achieve their full potential.  For more information about this organization contact Matt Watrous Executive Director of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Seattle at 206-818-5802 or www.waabgc.org.

Ford of Kirkland’s charity is Hopelink which provides vital services and programs to more than 50,000 families, children, seniors and people with disabilities each year.

The list of programs and services include food, housing, transportation to medical and other critical appointments.  They assist families paying their heating bills, improving literacy skills, building life and job-readiness skills.

During the holiday season Hopelink provides “gift rooms” in these rooms’ clients select gifts specifically for each of their children or grandchildren.  Last year alone this program helped more than 4,500 kids experience the joys of the holidays.  For more information about this organization contact Glen Miller Communications Manager of Hopelink at 425-869-6025 or www.hopelink.org.

Join them today in the challenge taking place now until January 3rd at Ford Hyundai of Kirkland located at 11800 124th AVE NE in Kirkland or cast your vote at hyundaiford.com.  Results will be posted daily at fordofkirkland.com and hyundaiofkirkland.com.